Istanbul

Suitel Bosphorus Taksim – Real Traveller Review – Solo Female Stay

I booked a stay at the Suitel Bosphorus Taksim for 4 nights in late October 2019/early November 2019. It was my first visit to Istanbul, a city I had wanted to visit for a long time. The pictures on the internet looked nice and the location looked handy for the things I wanted to visit, as well as for public transport connections from Taksim Square. Arriving Suitel Bosphorus Taksim I arrived later in the evening due to my flight time and getting from the airport in Istanbul. When I arrived it was starting to get dark and the bus arrived… Read More »Suitel Bosphorus Taksim – Real Traveller Review – Solo Female Stay

Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel – Real Traveller Review

The Sabiha Gokcen Airport hotel is actually an onsite hotel called the  ISG Airport Hotel. I stayed for one night in early November 2019 as I was flying out the next day from Sabiha Gocken to Baku. I arrived on one of the transfer buses from Taksim Square which drops passengers at the upper level of the airport. I could see the hotel and thought I would walk across to it, but due to a lack of infastructure it is not possible to walk. To reach the hotel you need to go down to the ground floor and look for… Read More »Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel – Real Traveller Review

Istanbul City Break – What It Was Like As Solo Female (Challenging!)

The Professional Traveller • Jul 27, 2020 In November 2020 I booked an Istanbul city break. It somewhere I had wanted to visit for many years. I was visiting Baku and the cheapest way to fly to Baku was to fly to Istanbul first. Here is my review of how I travelled, what I did and what it was like to visit Istanbul as a solo female traveller. Getting To Istanbul From Inverness I booked my outward and return flights with British Airways from Inverness to Istanbul. I booked them about 5 or 6 months in advance. In that time… Read More »Istanbul City Break – What It Was Like As Solo Female (Challenging!)